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Wick’s Annie With Sally Struthers Reliably Entertaining

It’s not that it’s impossible to mess up the musical Annie, but when you have a reliable troupe of talented hands like those connected to the current Wick Theatre production, you are guaranteed an entertaining evening.

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Andrea McArdle At The Wick: Still The Working Actress Four Decades After Playing Annie

When 13-year-old Andrea McArdle exploded across the country, the moniker Broadway Baby recognized the talent powering her performance as Annie singing the iconic “Tomorrow.” Now, about to headline They’re Playing Our Song at the Wick Theatre, her voice and demeanor reflect four decades working steadily to consistent acclaim but never getting caught up in a cyclone of similar proportions.

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An Unabashedly Heart-Warming Revival Provides Fine Debut For Davie’s Issie Swickle As Annie

Why see Annie yet once again? First is director Martin Charnin has banished the saccharine overkill and played the remaining cuteness and heart-tugging moments against a grimy, downtrodden Depression that should resonate today. Second, savor the national bow of Davie’s Issie Swickle as she nails the title role with thechops of someone a lot older than her nine years.

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Broadway Baby Issie Swickle From Davie Gets Title Role In New Annie National Tour

Issie Swickle. Remember that name. Not that you’d have trouble doing so. But remember when you first heard it, for bragging rights. Because you may be hearing it for a long time.

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Pippin And Motown Headline 2014-2015 Season At Bway Across America In FTL

“Something old (sort of), something new” characterizes the 2014-2015 season for Broadway Across America-Fort Lauderdale. Two current Broadway hits, Pippin and Motown the Musical, will be joined be a refurbished The Phantom of the Opera, last season’s revival of Annie, an older revival of Anything Goes, and the unrefurbished but indestructible The Lion King.

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Maltz’s Appealing Annie Has Adorable Orphans, Skill & Polish, But Little Magic Or Heart

The Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s sumptuous and skillful production of Annie resembles that strange holiday gift that you’re not quite sure how to react to. It’s beautifully wrapped and artfully manufactured but it’s missing the magic and heart you were secretly hoping for.

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